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Tensions rise as Denham Town Hall approaches

Although District 10 constituents' calls for Congressman Jeff Denham to hold a Town Hall meeting have been answered, local opposition groups have still taken offense to the upcoming event which they claim is full of restrictions and limitations meant to hinder attendance.

April 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


New bill designed to pay for Vote Centers

In September of last year, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into effect Senate Bill 450, or the Voter's Choice Act, which will modernize California elections by providing voters with more options for when, where and how they cast a ballot by 2018. Now, the State Legislature has unveiled how counties will pay for new voting equipment to replace their outdated, aging voting systems with the Voting Modernization Bond Act of 2018.

April 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Marketing firm seeks Turlock’s DNA

North Star Destination Strategies will soon embark on a mission to uncover Turlock's "unique DNA" as the City Council approved an agreement on Tuesday with the Nashville, Tennessee company to develop a branding and marketing strategy for the City.

April 13, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City Manager announces retirement

Just over a year after returning to the City of Turlock, City Manager Gary Hampton announced Tuesday that he will be retiring in August.

April 11, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Congressional Art Competition seeks submissions

A piece of art is always a stunning sight no matter where it's hung, but local high school students now have the opportunity to see their masterpieces displayed in one of the most prestigious locations in the country thanks to California's 10th District Congressional Art Competition.

April 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


City Hall opens its doors to refugees

Four months ago, Abdul Rahim Saeedi arrived in Turlock with his family as refugees from Afghanistan, fleeing the war-town Middle East. Saeedi, a former strategy planning advisor, fled his home country and came to the United States in search of opportunities for his children, and as he watched his daughter sit behind the desk of the Mayor's office during Saturday's Refugee Civics Day at City Hall, his heart swelled with pride.

April 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


City of Turlock’s water conservation programs, services and incentives

The City of Turlock has implemented various tools and resources to assist with water conservation. The following list provides a summary of services available to consumers.

April 07, 2017 | | Government


Governor: ‘Drought emergency is over’

After five years of historically dry conditions that have devastated communities, agricultural production and the environmental habitats of fish and other animals up and down the state, Governor Jerry Brown finally announced the end of the drought on Friday - for most of California.

April 07, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Cannella’s vote proves key in passing transportation plan

The California Legislature voted Thursday night to pass Governor Jerry Brown's $52 billion transportation plan, Senate Bill 1, and local Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) served as the pivotal vote in the State Senate for the package, a comprehensive measure that will upgrade highways, local roads and rail throughout the state over the next 10 years.

April 07, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


County services move to Stanislaus Veterans Center

As of Monday, several Stanislaus County services opened their doors in a new location in Northeast Modesto, joining together at the recently established Stanislaus Veterans Center.

April 04, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Government


State Water Board looks to make water conservation practices permanent

A new plan by the State Water Resources Control Board is in the works to permanently prohibit wasteful practices such as hosing off sidewalks and driveways, overwatering or watering lawns during or within two days of a rainstorm to help California prepare for longer and intensified droughts caused by climate change.

April 04, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Businesses required to have recycling and organic waste recycling programs

State law requires businesses and multi-family residences with five or more units in Turlock that meet certain thresholds to separate organic material and recyclables from regular waste disposal. Businesses types include commercial or public entities such as schools, hospitals, stores, restaurants, industrial businesses, for-profit and nonprofit organizations and others.

March 31, 2017 | | Government


Merced County honors violent crime victims

The Merced County District Attorney's office will be recognizing the upcoming Victims' Rights Week with featured speaker Marylene Riley, who lost both of her sons to violence in Merced County.

March 31, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Council rejects sports facilities study, calls for more cost-effective plan

The Turlock City Council took a step towards determining the city's future recreation facility needs Tuesday, receiving results from the Sports and Recreation Facilities Prioritization and Feasibility Study that was conducted in order to assess opinions regarding which facilities are needed in Turlock.

March 31, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Community members voice issues with bus changes

The lack of a bus stop in front of the Turlock Library continues to be a major point of contention with residents of Turlock as the issue was brought up multiple times during a public meeting held Thursday to discuss the city's transit system.

March 31, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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City of Turlock website offers tools to assist with water conservation

The City's website offers many user-friendly tools and valuable information to help customers with their own conservation efforts at home. Visit www.cityofturlock.org ...

June 23, 2017 | | Government


Pitman grad to be honored for artwork in D.C.

Since he was old enough to hold a crayon in his hand, art has been an everyday part of Skye Ocaranza's life. From drawing ...

June 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Council to consider reducing bus fares for veterans, Dial-A-Ride share discount

Local veterans and active military personnel may soon be paying less for a ride on Turlock Transit, as the Turlock City Council will consider reducing ...

June 23, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Doctor reimbursements, FFA funding included in approved state budget

California lawmakers gave final approval last week to a $183.2 billion state budget, which increases spending for public schools, healthcare and roads throughout the ...

June 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Online conservation course for water wasting violations, excessive use penalties

Residents receiving a penalty fine for water wasting or for excessive use can elect to take an online water conservation course to waive the first ...

June 16, 2017 | | Government


Proposed county budget includes over $30 million for road repairs

For years, Stanislaus County Chief Executive Officer Stan Risen has followed the tradition of presenting an inspirational quote along with the final budget proposal to ...

June 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Students help advance legislation to create official state nuts

Californians may be familiar with several of the state's official symbols, such as the state bird (the California quail), the state flower (the California ...

June 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Denham target of healthcare bill protesters

A group of roughly 60 protesters lined the sidewalk in front of Dust Bowl Brewery Tuesday afternoon to protest Congressman Jeff Denham and his recent ...

May 09, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Government


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